Dear friends and neighbors:
We are both honored to be the newly elected co-presidents
for the 2011-2012 term.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our former
presidents and board members for their stupendous leaderships
and relentless dedications; and to all our members for their
continuous support and generosity to our organization. Today,
CAANH is a vibrant and progressive organization consisting
of over 200 families; a direct result of your hard work
and dedication. Through this growth and continued commitment,
we have made a difference in our community and greatly enriched
our local neighborhoods by sharing Chinese cultural via
numerous educational programs and cultural events.
We also applaud and embrace our new/current board members,
whose new/renewed energy and commitment are essential to
the continued success of our organization and programs.
Together, we will strive to carry on the tradition of serving
our community with the goals to promote goodwill, education,
community participation, and awareness of Chinese culture
and its traditions. We are proud to share with you that
in addition to our much beloved Herricks Lunar New Year
Party (in its 11th anniversary!), annual gala (going on
its 15th anniversary), and scholarship program, we also
implemented new programs such as art contests for both Herricks
and Manhasset school districts and Chinese language classes
in Manhasset in the past years. All of these are possible
because of the volunteer efforts of our board and members.
We continue to seek active participants to support our programs
and welcome all new members to our organizations.
Historically, our organization has been very fortunate in
securing the support of many sponsors. In the past, we have
received State Grants through the generosity and support
of our New York State Senators and leaders. Due to the tough
economy, we will not benefit from any New York State Grant
this year. It is a difficult time, and we are asking our
members to support us through donations and participations
in fundraising events (e.g. Champions for Charity, Annual
Gala). It will help CAANH to continue implementing and sponsoring
many cultural and educational activities in the both our
schools and communities. While we aim to continue and excel
in this success, in anticipation of difficulty in state
budget, more than ever, your support and sponsorship are
vital to us.
We look forward to seeing all of you and meeting new members
at our upcoming events.